Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HIGH NEFELI in Basin Anchorage

Products tanker HIGH NEFELI anchored in the Bedford Basin,Halifax AM 16th December 2014.
Build 2003
IMO No: 9236640
GT 39,998t DWT 46,159t
LOA 183 LPP 174 B 32.2 Depth 19.1 Draught 11.0(meters).
Owner: IslanderMaritime c/o Mngr.
Manager:Liquimar Tankers Management,Athens,Greece.
Call Sign: SZLC


Crude oil tanker AMERICAS SPIRIT commenced a cargo transfer from sister vessel AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT in the Bedford Basin early AM on16th December 2014. This operation will permit repairs to be carried out on the AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT's rudder/steering problem. A small fleet of tugs nudged the AMERICAS SPIRIT alongside her anchored sister. Note the fenders deployed on the vessels Port side. The ships cranes were quickly brought into operation for pumping connections to be made (no time lost here). Note the draught differences between the near identical sister ships before the transfer commenced.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tanker AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT secure at anchor in Bedford Basin

Crude oil tanker AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT anchored in the Bedford Basin, Halifax,N.S. AM 13 Dec 2014.The vessel arrived late afternoon of the 12th after a salvage operation following steering loss off the Nova Scotian coast.
This from internet:
The "Australian Spirit" carrying 675,000 barrels of crude oil was drifting off the coast of Nova Scotia after losing its steering on Dec 10, 2014. The tanker with a crew of 28 on board was about 70 kilometres southeast of Halifax in the earl...y afternoon and it wasn’t near any other ships. The problems started in the evening of Dec 9. The tugs "Atlantic Larch" and "Venture Sea" from Halifax meanwhile reached the vessel. As the steering could not be fixed the tugs took the ship in tow for repairs after a drift of 1,5 days. It was roughly 40 nautical miles from Chebucto Head and was disabled enroute from Placentia, N.L., to New York. There were gale force winds and four-metre waves. The "Australian Spirit" still had power and engines which meant the tugs would be able to steer the ship while it is towed to port. The weather conditions have improved on the seas with reduced wind speeds and there was no danger to the 28-member crew or the ship's cargo. The Coast Guard vessel "Earl Grey" was also on site. Once the tanker has reached Halifax, she will be towed straight through to the Bedford Basin. She will be anchored in the Bedford Basin area. End.
IMO No:9247455
Build 2004
Yard: Hyundi Heavy Industries, Ulsan, S.Korea.
Gross Tonnage 63,213 tons DWT 111,905 tons.
LOA 256m LPP 245m Beam 45m Depth 20.4m Draught 14.0m.
Machinery: Single shaft, fixed pitch propeller, diesel 7cyld.@ 14,313KWs.
Manager/Owner: Tekay Shipping, Glasgow, U.K.
Flag: Bahamas
Call Sign: C6FW3

Friday, December 12, 2014

GREEN PHOENIX in Basin Anchorage

Bulk cargo vessel GREEN PHOENIX anchored in the Bedford Basin, Halifax on a foggy December 12th 2014.
IMO No 9547001
Build 2011
Yard:Mitsui Engineering,Tomano,Japan.
GT 31,763 tons DWT 56,116 tons.
LOA 190m B 32.2m Draught 10.4m
Cranes 4 X 30 tons 2 X 2 tons.
Machinery: Single shaft diesel @ 9,480KWs=14.5 knots service speed.
Owner:Sanzo Enterprise,Panama SA
Manager:MMS Co Ltd,Tokyo,Japan
Flag: Panama
Callsign: 3LFR2

Friday, December 5, 2014

SERIFOS to NSPC Tufts Cove

Products tanker SERIFOS shown here berthed at the Imperial Oil refinery,Halifax,Nova Scotia on 19th October 2011 called at Halifax again on 5th December 2014 to discharge cargo at the Nova Scotia Power generating station at Tufts Cove.
IMO Number: 9081837 MMSI Number: 239421000 Built 1995 by Hyundai H.I.Co.Ltd.,S.Korea..
Type: Double Hull Oil Tanker.
LOA 182m,LPP 174m,Beam 32m,Depth 18.6m,Draught 12.2m.
Gross Tonnage: 28,507 tons.
DeadWeight Tonnage: 46,700 M.T.
Net Tonnage: 12,161 tons.
Speed:14.6 knots
Manager: Eletson Corp.,Pireaus,Greece
Owner:Sirifos ENE,Greece
Call Sign: SXDR

MARE DI VENEZIA awaiting a berth at Imperial Oil

Products tanker MARE DI VENEZIA  shown coming to anchor in the Bedford Basin, Halifax, N.S. AM 4th December 2014.She departed early on the 5th for the Imperial Oil facility oildock.
Vessel specs:
 Build 2008
Yard: SLS Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Tongyoung City, Gyeongnom, S.Korea.
IMO No: 9326500
GT 29,683 tons DWT 51,371 tons.
LOA 183m LPP 174m Beam 32.2m Depth 19.1m Draught 13.11m.
Owner/Manager: Gestioni Armatoriali SPA, Ravenna, Italy.
Flag: Italy
Call Signal: ICCN


Products tanker CENITO has been anchored in the Bedford Basin, Halifax, N.S.  during the week of December 1st 2014,she was briefly joined by the MARI DI VENEZIA  AM of the 4th and left as the sole occupant of the anchorage again on the morning of the 5th when the latter departed for the Imperial oil dock. Other tanker activity  on the 5th saw the SERIFOS arrival at the NSPC Tufts Cove  generating station with a timely supply of Winter fuel oil.
CENITO specs:
 Build 2009
IMO No: 9423736
Yard: Guangzhou Shipyard International Co Ltd, Guangzhou, China.
GT 29,313 tons. DWT 53.116 tons.
LOA 183m Beam 32m
O/M: LGR Di Navigazione, SPA,Naples,Italy.
Flag: Italy
Callsign: IBQC